The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be releasing on November 20, just 15 days from now. The game will be getting a lot of attention in the next few weeks, so we will be taking a look at the Zelda games that came before The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and how many hours Wii owners have reported enjoying those. First up, The Legend of Zelda!
The Legend of Zelda was the first game in the Zelda series. It was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) on August 22, 1987.
The Legend of Zelda was re-released on November 19, 2006, through the Wii's Virtual Console service, and Wii owners can find The Legend of Zelda still available for download through the Wii's Shop Channel. The game is priced at 500 Wii Points, which is just $5.
How many hours have Wii owners reported playing The Legend of Zelda with nearly 5 years of game-play possibly reported? Let's take a look!
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The Legend of Zelda now has 249,429 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Nintendo Channel, with 1,807 days possibly reported.
The game's average play-time per day/session reported is just over 51 Minutes.
Since February of this year, The Legend of Zelda has made Nintendo about $93,300 in the United States. Overall, the United States' Virtual Console release of The Legend of Zelda has made Nintendo about $1,247,145, based on just the number of players that have reported data and the game's $5 price point.
I mentioned in February that I could not remember playing and beating The Legend of Zelda. I have not played the game since the last report, as I do not own it, though I was tempted to buy it the other night; but my backlog keeps staring me in the face!
If you do not remember what The Legend of Zelda looked like, or you have never seen any footage from the game, the video below will give you a quick look at some game-play:
Seeing The Legend of Zelda has more than 6 hours of game-play reported "Per person", and that average has increased by 16 minutes since the last report, I think shows Wii owners are really enjoying the game. Knowing there are retail games with higher price points but lower hours "Per person" reported on the the Nintendo Channel, I think shows the game is worth the asking price of $5.
As of now, I will not be purchasing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword when it releases in a 2 weeks, because of the New Year's video game resolution I made. If I make it to January, I am actually debating on downloading The Legend of Zelda on the Virtual Console and completing it first, before looking at purchasing Skyward Sword.
My only hesitance with downloading a Virtual Console title now, is that I want to know for a fact that Nintendo is going to allow our Wii Virtual Console and WiiWare games to be transferred to the Wii U, and that I will not have to purchase them all over again.
Have any of you played through The Legend of Zelda recently, or are you planning on it in the next 2 weeks before The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is released?
If any of you are interested in downloading The Legend of Zelda, you can download the game using a Wii Points card(shown below) or a credit card on the Wii's Shop Channel. You can also pre-order The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on Amazon.com below: